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Classic WoW Leatherworking Levelling Guide

May-27-2020 PST
Leatherworking is a skill which allows players to create various items, such as armour, capes and quivers. In this guide, we’ll go through all the fundamentals of Leatherworking, so you can get to 300 in no time!

Before we jump in, you should be aware that for Leatherworking, classic wow gold players can specialise in either Dragonscale Leatherworking (where you’ll craft more mail-type gear), Elemental Leatherworking (where you’ll get more leather-type agility gear) and Tribal Leatherworking (more leather-type gear, such as the Devilsaur Armour set).

Professions and Classes

Leatherworking works best with Skinning, as you’ll need the reagents for crafted gear. Druids, Rogues, Shaman, and Hunter may be interested in pairing their own gear to Leatherworking and Skinning. As for Leatherworking specialties, Shaman and Hunter would choose Dragonscale as it provides mail gear, Leather-wearers interested in DPS / healing raid performance would choose Tribal Leatherworking for the agility and intellect gear, while Leather-wearers needing resistance gear would choose Elemental Leatherworking.

Trainer Locations

Alliance Apprentice & Journeyman

There’s Aayndia Floralwind, found in Ashenvale (35, 52). Then, there’s Adele Fielder, found in the Elwynn Forest (46, 62). There’s Drakk Stonehand, at The Hinterland (13, 43). There’s Fimble Finespindle, at Ironforge (40, 32). Then, there’s Nadyia Maneweaver, who is at Teldrassil (43, 43). There’s Randal Worth in Stormwind City (68, 49). Finally, there’s Telonis at Darnassus (64, 21)

Horde Apprentice & Journeyman

There’s Arthur Moore in Undercity (70, 58). Next, there’s Brawn at Stranglethorn Valley (37, 50). There’s Brumn Winterhoof at Arathi Highlands (21, 46). You can find Chaw Stronghide at Mulgore (45, 57). There’s Hahrana Ironhide in Feralas (74, 43). There’s Karolek at Orgrimmar (60, 54). There’s Shelene Rhobart at Tirisfal Glades (65, 60). And finally, there’s Una in Thunder Bluff (41, 42).


You can train Expert leatherworking from Telonis (Alliance) in Darnassus (64, 21), and also from Una (Horde) in Thunder Bluff (41, 42).


For Alliance, the Artisan trainer is Drakk Stonehand in The Hinterlands (13, 43). For Horde, it’s Hahrana Ironhide in Feralas (74, 43).

How to Craft

To craft leatherworking gear, have all the crafting materials in your bags. Open your spellbook (the default keybind is 'P'). Look for the specific icon and click it. Your Leatherwork skill is now being opened. Select a recipe to see how to make it. Once you have all of your materials, select 'Create.'Leather working gear requires, first and foremost, skins and hides collected from skinning. There are, however, some recipes that require drops of elementals, tailoring cloth, or herbal herbs.


Apprentice 1-75

From levels 1 to 30, you should make light leather, which requires 3 ruined leather scraps each. From levels 30 to 45, you should make light armour kit, which requires 1 light leather each. From levels 45 to 55, you should make cursed light hide, which requires 1 light hide and 1 salt each. From levels 55 to 75, you should make embossed leather gloves, which require 3 light leather and 2 coarse thread each.

Journeyman 75-150

From 75 to 100, you’ll be making Embossed leather gloves, which require 3 light leather and 2 coarse thread each. From 100 to 120, you’ll be making medium armour kit, which requires 4 medium leather and 1 coarse thread each. From 120 to 125, you should make fine leather belts, which require 6 light leather and 2 coarse thread each. From 125 to 135, you should make dark leather boots, which require 4 medium leather, 2 fine thread and 1 grey dye each. Then from 135 to 150, you’ll make dark leather belts, which require 1 fine leather belt, 1 curved medium hide, 2 fine thread and 1 grey dye each.

Expert 150-225

From 150 to 155, you’ll be making heavy leather, which requires 5 medium leather. After that, from 155 to 160, you’ll be making cured heavy hide, which requires 1 heavy hide and 3 salt each. From 160 to 180, you’ll make the heavy armour kit, which requires 5 heavy leather and 1 fine thread each. From 180 to 190, you’ll make barbaric shoulders, which require 8 heavy leather, a cured heavy hide and 2 fine thread each. From 190 to 220, you’ll then make guardian gloves, which require 4 heavy leather, cured heavy hide and a silken thread each. Lastly, from 220 to 225, you can make either the nightscape headband or the nightscape tunic, each which require 5 thick leather and 2 silken thread.

Artisan 225-300

From 225 to 230, you’ll again make either the nightscape headband or the nightscape tunic, each requiring 5 thick leather and 2 silken thread. From 230 to 250, you’ll be making nightscape pants, which require 14 thick leather and 4 silken thread to make each. From 250 to 260, you can make either the nightscape boots, requiring 16 thick leather and 2 heavy silken thread each, or a rugged armour kit, requiring 5 rugged leather. From 260 to 270, you’ll make wicked leather gauntlets, requiring 8 rugged leather, 1 black dye and 1 rune thread each. From 270 to 280, you’ll make wicked leather bracers, requiring 8 rugged leather, 1 black dye and 1 rune leather each. From 280 to 300, you’ll be finishing off by making wicked leather headbands, which require 12 rugged leather, 1 black dye and 1 rune thread each.


As you may know, at skill 225, and at least level 40, you can choose a leatherworking speciality. To learn dragon scale leatherworking, you’ll need to get 2 tough scorpid breastplates, 2 tough scorpid gloves and 10 worn dragonscales. If you’re Alliance, bring them to Peter Galen in the Ruins of Eldarath in Azshara (37, 65). If Horde, bring the items to Thorkaf Dragoneye in Badlands (63, 58). To learn elemental leatherworking, you’ll need to get 2 globes of water, 2 hearts of fire, 2 core of earth and 2 breath of wind. If you’re Alliance, head to Sarah Tanner in the Searing Gorge (63, 76). If you’re Horde, head to Brumn Winterhoof, who is at Arathi Highlands. To learn tribal leatherworking, you’ll need to collect 192 thick leather, 112 turtle scales, 7 wildvine. If you’re Alliance, go to Pratt McGrubben in Feralas (30, 42). However, if you’re Horde, go to Jangdor Swiftstrider in Feralas (74, 42).

Changing Speciality

If you're not, or would like to change, happy with your specialty, there's a way to do that at WoW Classic. Yet you must relearn your profession. First, unlearn Leatherworking: Press 'K' to open your skills menu, by default. Scroll to find the profession you are currently in. Click it. Look for the red circle to unlearn alongside the profession, with a slash across it. Level up your leatherworking, starting from scratch, and getting back up to 200. Travel to Tanaris' Steamwheedle Port, and find the gnome, Narain Soothfancy, inside a hut. You will find Book "Soothsaying for Dummies" inside the hut where he is located, that you can right-click on. This book lets you change the specialisations you have acquired in your profession before. There is no quest or fee involved in doing so at this time.

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